The author Erik Vance closes with several rules that HM feels obliged to pass along to you.
Rule #1: Don’t endanger yourself. Some alternative health remedies are physically dangerous. For example, Mercury is a poison, incorrect chiropractic treatment can seriously damage your spine, and a careless hypnotist can implant terrifying memories that a may not be yours. HM adds that you need to be aware not only of hypnotists, but also of misguided psychotherapists who can also implant false memories.
Rule #2: Don’t Go Broke. Be suspicious of expensive placebos. Although more expensive placebos might work somewhat better than cheaper ones, there is a limit. People have gone broke on treatments and approaches that do not work. HM adds that they key component of all of these treatments is your mind, and you mind costs nothing aside from the time and cognitive effort.
Rule #3: Don’t send any creature to extinction. HM would be surprised if this warning was relevant to any HM readers. But avoid any treatments that endanger animals.
Rule #4: Know yourself. Stay within your limits and use your common sense.
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